8 tips to help you relieve heel pain
There are many reasons that can cause heel pain, for example it may be caused by wearing tight shoes
or exercising too much, so you should choose your shoes carefully.But if you already suffer from heel pain, here is some tips that can help:
- Rest & raise your heels.
- Apply ice packs on your heels for 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours.
- Wear comfortable & low-heeled shoes with a soft sole.
- Support your heels & ankles by wrapping a bandage around them.
- Try stretching exercises regularly.
- Take over-the-counter pain killers as paracetamol when needed.
- Avoid walking or standing for long periods.
- Do not wear high heels or pointed heeled shoes.
But you will need to consult a doctor if:
- The pain is severe or is preventing you from doing normal activities.
- The pain gets worse.
- The pain persists for two weeks after following the aforementioned advice.
- You feel tingling or numbness in your feet.
- You have diabetes.
While you should go to the hospital or emergency department immediately if:
- You have severe pain.
- You feel dizzy or faint from the pain.
- There has been a change in the shape of the ankle or foot.
- Heard a sound when injured.
- You cannot walk.
Since, these could be signs of heel fracture or broken ankle.